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March 1, 2009

Get saucy with Ménage à Trois

Folie à Deax Ménage à Trois Red (2007)
Origin: California

Price: $12

Ménage à Trois. Threesome. Alright, get your mind out of the gutter already!

So why the scandalous name? This wine is actually a blend of a three varietals -- zinfandel, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The zinfandel gives it those juicy bursts of ripe fruit while the merlot creates that velvety smooth quality. Meanwhile the cabernet swoops in to add solid structure. To retain their own characteristics, each varietal is fermented separately and then blended afterward.

The finished product is a highly seductive potion. Fresh fruit notes overflow with luscious raspberries and blackberries, which are delightfully jammy on the finish. The rich yet soft tannins practically purr down your throat, and before you know it, you've surrendered to this tempting trio.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the review I saw this wine at Costco and thought it would be nice to try it was just under $8.00. Youv'e convinced me to get some on my next trip to Costco.

Dushay said...

I have fallen in love with this wine I have succesfully tried all of them and I still dont have a favorite so I continue to purchase them in threes

Anonymous said...

I think this is an unbeatable cooking wine. I use it in everything from beef stew to chili to coq au vin. Nice price and flavorful.